Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

It’s country… it’s bluegrass… it’s The Roys

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Call it what you want–bluegrass, country, or inspirational–it’s clear that The Roys are in a trajectory to be one of the top bands in the business. Lee and Elaine Roy talked about their roots, milestones and their current success just before an October 18 performance […]

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On This Day #35 – Flatt & Scruggs

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ….. On October 24, 1951, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered and Earl’s Breakdown. During an afternoon session at the Castle Studio set up at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Flatt and Scruggs recorded […]

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Having a coffee with…… Gena Britt

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The pioneering banjo player from North Carolina Gena Britt is my companion in our local coffee shop today.  Britt fell in love with the sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age and began her career as an award-winning clogger. At the age of […]

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Artist2Artist: Robyn Taylor – Quieting the Nashville Noise

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I recently interviewed Robyn Taylor (RobynTaylorMusic.com) for my Artist2Artist radio show. Our conversation took place at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia just outside of Atlanta where Robyn would be performing later that evening. I have interviewed other musical artists at this prestigious music venue, most recently […]

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Artist2Artist: Byron Berline – Fence Jumper

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the pursuit of creativity, a true artist relies on a counter-intuitive vision to see and develop opportunities that others miss. Yes… counter-intuitive. They travel to where others won’t, and they believe in who they are and what it is about them that they bring […]

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On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling [vocals/guitar /banjo], Johnny Ridge [vocals/guitar/fiddle], Mike “Hitman” Wilson […]

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Fiddlin’ Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It sounds like a movie script, doesn’t it. A beauty queen from the western part of the state wins the Miss Kentucky pageant, playing bluegrass fiddle for her talent competition. But that’s just what happened for Ramsey Carpenter when Miss Kentucky 2014 was announced in Lexington […]

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On This Day #33 – ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On This Day ………….. On August 5, 1924, Darrell ‘Pee Wee’ Lambert was born in Thacker, West Virginia. Like many Appalachian entertainers of his day, he found that music was an abiding relief from coal mining. Lambert has been described as “a charter member” of […]

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Having a Coffee with … Amy Gallatin

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.  Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Amy Gallatin grew up […]

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Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Milan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but he also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble.” Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range staples as Calloway County […]

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